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Amazon’s Annual Sales Event Met With Worker Strikes, Political Fire

It’s Prime Day, Amazon’s annual shopping sales event, and workers in a Minnesota warehouse are on strike to protest working conditions, according to The Washington Post. Amazon workers in Germany are on strike as well, CNN reported.

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth WarrenBernie Sanders and Kamala Harris have each tweeted in support of the striking workers. And Bloomberg previously reported that some white collar workers planned to fly out to Minnesota to join demonstrations.

Politically, it’s a bad look for Amazon, which remains a punching bag for politicians. But it’s unclear whether any of these protests will have an impact on Amazon’s sales for Prime Day.  While there have been some tweets and posts on social media about boycotting Amazon, it does not appear to have taken on the life that #deleteUber did back in 2017.

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